The Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC) was established in 1977 as a forum in which Member pension funds share information and knowledge. An additional objective was to speak with a collective voice on pension investment issues to lawmakers and regulators. Since 1977, many complex pension investment issues have emerged and PIAC has established itself as a credible and highly regarded voice representing both large and small pension funds across Canada.
To accomplish the Mission, PIAC has chosen five goals:
PIAC is very active in advocacy, ensuring that governments at all levels understand the important issues and concerns of Member pension funds and their millions of beneficiaries. PIAC does not become involved in pension plan design or benefits issues. PIAC currently represents over 130 pension funds that manage total assets in excess of $1 trillion on behalf of millions of Canadians.
PIAC pursues its Mission and Goals through various activities including: